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Google Search for Android

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Editors' Review


Google Search facilitates the use of Google's powerful online search engine and can also help you find local files more quickly. What's more, it has the ability to provide you with real-time weather and other personalized updates based on your location.


Reliable voice search: With Google Search's voice feature you can get directions, send emails, set reminders, find quick answers to questions, play media, set alarms, and more. Because of its accuracy and accessibility -- you just have to tap the mic button or say "Ok Google" to launch it -- it's a great feature for when you're driving or multitasking in the office.

Google Now: A smart feature integrated into the app, Google Now determines your location and keeps track of your search results to provide you with real-time, personalized information such as weather reports for home and work, important traffic updates including alternative routes, the latest matches your favorite sports teams play, and more. We were surprised by how well this feature worked, and it proved to be really helpful on a daily basis.

Handy search filter: At the bottom of the app window you'll find a toolbar through which you can search only for certain types of content, such as Images, Videos, Maps, News, etc.


Browser dependent: This app requires a browser to open up search results, which means that you have to keep switching between it and your browser.

Not essential: If you use Chrome, Firefox, or any other mobile browser with an integrated Google searchbox, you don't really need this app.

Bottom Line

Google Search makes searching easy, though it's by no means indispensable -- your browser can search the Web just as well. That said, this app does offer a capable voice feature and smart, personalized reports and updates that make it worthwhile. Most Android devices come with it pre-installed, so it may already be on your smartphone or tablet.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
For Android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean):
  • Information about shows you're watching on your internet-connected TV (US only)*
  • Saved offers when nearby a redemption location
  • New voice action: play music from your phone or the Play Store
  • Voice actions tips
  • * Requires phone/tablet to be on the same network as your TV
    Publisher Google
    Publisher web site
    Release Date June 26, 2013
    Date Added June 26, 2013
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Android/2.2
    Additional Requirements Compatible with Android 2.2 and above.
    Download Information
    File Size 608.01KB
    File Name External File
    Total Downloads 395
    Downloads Last Week 13
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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